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RESORT DESCRIPTION

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach and a recipient of the coveted 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for two consecutive years, 2014 AAA Five Diamond Award for five consecutive years. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residencies with breathtaking views of Atlantic Ocean. Step into a world of luxury with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including and Il Mulino New York, AQ by Acqualina, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms, and an innovative marine biology-based children's program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events on the lush property grounds boasting 400 feet of stunning Atlantic coastline. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation set in a class of its own offering eleven multi-functional treatment rooms, four spa treatment rooms, and an extravagant private spa suite for two, along with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace complete with a spa pool, heated jet pool, and Roman waterfall - all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

RESORT LOCATION

Situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Acqualina is just five minutes from the world famous Bal Harbour Shops and a short drive to the vibrant daytime activities and nightlife of Miami Beach, South Beach, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale.  

  • 20 minutes (14 miles) from Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • 30 minutes (19 miles) from Miami International Airport
  • 50 minutes from Boca Raton
  • 90 minutes from Palm Beach 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Acqualina's 54 guest rooms and 44 suites include two deluxe three bedroom oceanfront suites. All are havens of elegance and comfort. The richly appointed accommodations feature classic furnishings with fresh modern elements complete with luxurious fabrics and gracious amenities such as private terraces, flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with imported marble flooring, double sinks, bath tub and glass-enclosed shower. All rooms and suites offer magnificent views and are equipped with fully stocked private bars with gourmet food snacks, goose down duvet & pillows (foam pillows available upon request), Frette sheets, ETRO bath amenities, hair dryer & makeup mirror, luxurious bathrobes, in-room CD players, IPOD docking stations, high-speed Internet access, and umbrellas.

Rooms
Guest rooms offer Intracoastal Waterway vistas and oceanfront views and feature a king-size bed, sitting area, flat-screen TV, entertainment unit, writing desk, private terrace and bathroom with marble flooring, double sinks, bath tub and glass-enclosed shower. Some feature pull out sofa sleeper.

Suites
All hotel suites feature an ocean view, a bedroom with king-size bed, separate living room, writing desk, two flat-screen TVs, entertainment unit, private terrace and spacious bathroom outfitted with imported marble flooring, double sinks, custom vanity area, bath tub and glass-enclosed shower. Full gourmet kitchens are featured in many suites with sub-zero built-in refrigerator/freezer, designer granite countertops, Italian limited edition cabinets, microwave, dishwasher, stainless-steel sink and garbage disposal. Some suites feature one-and-a-half bathrooms and a breakfast room.

Arrival & Departure
Guests may check in after 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 pm. Changing facilities are available for early arrivals and late departures.

PET POLICY

Pets Permitted
Resort guests may maintain one (1) household pet in their guest room or suite to be limited to a dog or cat weighing not more than twenty five (25) pounds and measuring not more than fourteen (14) inches, provided it is not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose and does not become a nuisance or annoyance to other guests.  No reptiles or wildlife shall be kept in or on the Resort property. Service Dogs are permitted with proper documentation.

Permitted Areas
While on the Resort grounds, pets must be on a leash at all times and are permitted only in the porte-cochere, designated pet walking areas, and guest rooms or suites. Pets are not permitted in the lobby area, meeting rooms, spa, restaurants and lounges, fitness center, hair salon, pools and beach areas.  No pets may be kept on patio areas or on balconies of any guest rooms or suites when the owner is not present.

Servicing of Rooms
Housekeeping services are performed daily. Guest accommodations will not be serviced without the pet owner present or unless the pet is kept inside their cage. Upon departure a one-time non-refundable fee of $100.00 will be applied to your resort bill for deep-cleaning services. Pet owners are responsible for the repair or replacement of any items stained or damaged by their pet.  The Resort will inspect the room and/or suite upon departure and assess for any damages exceeding the fee amount.

Medical Information
Proof of current vaccinations are required prior to the pet's arrival.

Owner Responsibility
Pet owners must provide a mobile telephone number in the event of their pet becoming a nuisance or annoyance to other guests.  If the pet disrupts other guests, the Resort may make certain concessions to the occupants being disturbed, and the cost or value of such concessions shall be the pet owner's responsibility.  Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach reserves the right to take necessary action in the event of a pet creating disturbance. Pet owners are responsible for any injury inflicted upon a Resort guest or Resort employee by their pet. Pet owners must collect all solid wastes of their pets and dispose of such wastes appropriately.

Pet Services and Amenities

  • Pet amenity upon arrival.
  • Pet in room sign
  • Pet walking service (advance notice required)
  • "Forgotten" pet items available for purchase such as leashes, collars, baskets, food, cage etc.
  • Information on vets, animal hospitals, pet sitting services, pet grooming and boarding kennels at the Concierge.

We hope you and your pet enjoy your stay at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach

ACQUALINA SPA BY ESPA

Groundbreaking in design and cutting edge in spa expertise, the luxurious 20,000-square-foot two-story Acqualina Spa by ESPA overlooks the glistening Atlantic Ocean and provides guests and outside clients with a tranquil sanctuary. Acqualina Spa by ESPA combines the best of ancient and modern therapies with the latest and finest skin care advances. The ultimate treatment choice, ESPA Time, commences with a Welcome Foot Ritual where the client's needs are established, resulting in tailored treatments and a completely customized experience.  All treatments are enhanced by a full line of ESPA marine, aromatherapy and plant active products blended using the highest quality organically grown plants, known for their purity, potency and exceptional results in skincare.  The spa features his and her locker rooms equipped with sauna, steam room, his and her relaxation lounges, and an outdoor spa veranda with outdoor spa pools.      

RESORT ACTIVITIES

Pools and Cabanas
Three outdoor swimming pools provide a haven for relaxation. Sundries, including suntan lotion, sunscreen and sun glasses, are available for purchase at the Beach Club Pool kiosk, open on weekends and holidays. Pools are restricted to residents, hotel guests and beach club members. When visiting the pool areas, guests are asked to bring their room key and beach pass. Cabanas are available for full-day rentals.  They include personalized service and various amenities to make the guests' day in the sun more enjoyable.

Fitness Center
Outfitted in the latest in strength and cardiovascular equipment, the oceanfront fitness center, located on the Mezzanine Level, is equipped with an array of Life Fitness brand weight training units. Additionally the fitness center is equipped with state of the art, Polar Heart Rate ready Life Fitness brand treadmills, isometric machines and stationary bicycles.

Spa Boutique and Gift Shop
Our Spa Boutique is located on the Lobby level within ESPA. The shop features luxury brands, specialty gift items and resort wear. Amenities such as newspapers, magazines and other sundries and toiletries can be purchased at the Concierge Desk

AcquaMarine Program
Monday to Friday          11:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday and Sunday    10:00am to 4:00pm   

Offering an array of activities for children and young adults ages 5 - 12, AcquaMarine focuses on all things pertaining to the ocean, combining education, exercise and fun to keep kids learning and laughing all day long.  In addition to AcquaMarine's designated programs, kids will also enjoy the state-of-the-art, 500-square-foot children's room, complete with a computer center, video games, toys, microscopes and movies.  Here, kids will be invited to participate in arts and crafts, outdoor games, scrap-booking and other seasonally planned activities. Additionally, we will offer our guests evening programs and nanny services.

A day of "Acqua Patrol" activities, which teach kids about the world of the Coast Guard during a beach boot-camp relay and kayak-rescue mission; boating and fishing safety games; a life-jacket fashion show and service-award presentation;
A "Whimsical Waves" program that takes children on a journey of waves through science projects, wave-making arts and crafts and skim boarding adventures;
The "Junior Guards" beach-awareness workshop, which teaches children all about what it takes to be a life guard;
The "City Under the Sea" program that explores the mysterious underwater city known as the reef through snorkeling and the creation of an "edible reef."

Additional Services and Activities:
 Welcome amenity upon arrival
 24-hour room service
 Complimentary Spa Access to the Crystal Steam Rooms, Finnish Saunas, Ice Fountains, Relaxation areas, Experience Showers private spa pool a heated jet pool
 Complimentary $40.00 body or facial Spa treatment credit daily per person ($40.00 credits are not combinable and can not be combined with other promotions or offers)
 Complimentary wireless Internet access
 Daily newspaper
 Shoe shine services
 Twice-daily housekeeping service including nightly turndown
 24-hour multilingual concierge services
 Spa Boutique and gift shop
 Private Beach Club
 Poolside reflexology
 Babysitting services
 Butler services available upon request
 Pet walking services
 Tailoring services
 24-hour valet parking
 Business Center services
 Transportation to Bal Harbour Shops, Aventura Mall & Williams Island
 Site-seeing tours & visits to points of interest
 Acqualina Hair Salon by VOI
 Access to Williams Island Marina for yachts up to 165 feet
 Access to golf and tennis at nearby private clubs

RESORT DINING

Catering to the seasoned palates of its discerning guests, Acqualina's food and beverage program is helmed by the acclaimed and award-winning Celebrity Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso.

Costa Grill, open daily for lunch from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm is the perfect spot to enjoy a beachside lunch or a light snack. Costa Grill serves an array of gourmet cuisine including sandwiches, burgers, wraps and salads in a casual setting.

AQ by Acqualina features Modern American cuisine from acclaimed chef Dewey LoSasso. Offering the perfect balance of casual and chic that benefits the restaurant's oceanfront resort setting, the soaring dining room - softly lit in the evening-welcomes guests to drink, dine and linger. Comfortably ensconced on plush sofa seating in the dining room, at the welcoming bar, or on the breeze-kissed outdoor veranda, guests peruse LoSasso's menu, a study in sophisticated diversity featuring fresh, local ingredients. Candles flicker on beautifully appointed marble tables, while upbeat music fosters a dynamic ambiance. Outside on the AQ Veranda, twinkling tree lights set a magical mood enhanced by the gorgeous night sky and sounds of the sea. There is no better way to dine with friends or loved ones than to enjoy delicious dishes crafted from the highest quality ingredients. A great dining experience should be more than just fabulous food, it should also be a wonderful shared journey.

AQ by Acqualina is open Sunday through Thursday 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm
The Bar at AQ by Acqualina is open Sunday through Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm and Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 12:00 midnight, offering signature cocktails and traditional spirits.

Acqualina is pleased to feature New York City's most acclaimed Italian restaurant, Il Mulino New York. Renowned for its bustling and energetic atmosphere, impeccably polished wait staff, Il Mulino New York restaurant serves daily breakfast from 7:00 am to 11:00 am and continues its tradition of preparing authentic cuisine from Italy's Abruzzi region for lunch from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm and dinner from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm.

24-hour In-Room dining is also available.

BANQUETS & MEETINGS

Four oceanfront meeting rooms offer guests a perfect setting for small meetings ranging in size from 10 to 40 persons and parties for up to 130 persons. Meeting rooms are equipped for high-speed Internet access, individual sound systems and temperature control. Acqualina's tented lawn areas can accommodate weddings and other special occasions for up to 200 persons for a reception and 130 persons for a sit-down dinner with dance floor and entertainment. Acqualina's exclusive address, exceptional setting and extraordinary services make it an ideal location for small meetings, executive retreats, board meetings and intimate social gatherings.  

  Sq. Ft. Size Ceiling Recep. Dining Theatre Class U-Shape Conf.
Mediterranean South 772 22.5×32 10’ 50 40 16 18 16 20
MediterraneanCenter 515 25.5×20 10′ 30 32 52 20 15 20
Mediterranean North 772 22.5×32 10′ 50 40 40 18 16 20
Mediterranean South & Center 1287 70.5×82 10’ 80 72 75 40 30 32
Mediterranean North & Center 1287 48×51 10’ 80 72 64 40 30 40
Mediterranean Ballroom 2059 70.5×82 10’ 130 80 138 54 42 60
Mediterranean Terrace 1600 16×100 - 100 44 - - - -
Boardroom 700 30.5×23.5 10’ - - - - - 14
Front Lawn 1746 29.5×59 - 130 88 92 - - -
Front Lawn (tented & floored) 1746 29.5×59 - 150 88 92 - - -
Great Lawn 3230 39.5×82 - 130 120 175 - - -
Great Lawn (tented & floored) 3230 40×70 - 200 136 200 - - -

*The Center room can be combined with either the North or South sections to accommodate a classroom-style set up for 40 persons.

Acqualina | Meeting Floor Plan 

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS

From Ft. Lauderdale International Airport: Take I-95 South towards Miami. Exit Ives Dairy Road. Turn left. Continue on Ives Dairy Road making a slight right on Biscayne Boulevard. Go left onto William Lehman Causeway. Take the SR-A1A-S ramp. Stay right to go onto Collins Avenue heading South. Go past 178th Street and make the next U-turn onto Collins Avenue.

From Miami International Airport: Take I-95 South towards downtown. Merge onto I-95 North via exit on left towards Ft. Lauderdale/Orlando. Merge onto 826 East. Make a left at the traffic light onto Collins Avenue/SR-A1A-N. Proceed north on Collins Avenue to 178th Street.

Courtesy Car: to Bal Harbour Shops subject to availability

Time Zone: EST

Currency: U.S. Dollar

Climate: Tropical

RESORT INFORMATION

Developer/Owner:  The Trump Group
Operator:  Acqualina Management Group
Architect:  Robert M. Swedroe
Interior Designer:  Zeke Fernandez Design - Guest Rooms and Suites
Resort Address:  Acqualina Resort & Spa
17875 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida  33160
Telephone:  305-918-8000 / Facsimile: 305-918-8100
Website: www.acqualina.com




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